Colvillea racemosa - glorious tree, flower of paradise

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Botanical nomenclature: colvillea racemosa
Common name: glorious tree, flower of paradise
Family: fabaceae
Origin: Madagascar
Height: between 6 and 15 meters
Brightness: full sun, partial shade
Climate: tropical and subtropical

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Description

Highly decorative, the species demanding on moist soils when young, is found in tropical and subtropical climates.

Rapid growth

A real wonder when in bloom.

The flowers are very different, flowers grouped in hanging branches like a huge bunch of grapes, the flower buds start to open from top to bottom with long stamens forming the aspect of a beautiful plume around the flowers.

Each flower cluster measures on average 45 – 50 cm and is composed of hundreds of flowers, the flower buds start in reddish tones and turn richly orange, foliage bright like a giant fern.

A rare, easy and fast growing specimen, tolerant to drought once well established, prefers soil that retains moisture and promotes good drainage.

It can grow up to 15 meters in height, but it hardly exceeds 9 meters.

Extremely attractive species for various birds, hummingbirds, parakeets, butterflies and of great ornamental value.

A beautiful and rare acquisition that we are delighted to offer.

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